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LAW 1015: Legal Research and Writing III: Civil Motions Practice
Spring 2020 • Section 21 • CRN 25338

Course Description

Utilizing one fact pattern, students will learn the purpose of - and how to effectively draft - significant motions as a case is prepared for trial. This writing seminar is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the primary pre-trial motions used during the course of civil litigation, including: 1) motions to dismiss/preliminary objections, 2) discovery motions, 3) motions in limine, and 4) Frye/Daubert motions challenging expert testimony. Both Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and local procedural rules governing motions practice will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on the purpose behind the various motions as well as how to effectively draft those motions for use in civil litigation.


Day/Time Location
W 4:00-5:50 PM Klein 7B

Course Details

  • Ellie Margolis
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial


Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

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